by Fintan Dunne, Editor
10th July, 2005
Well this is a red letter day. Here I was wondering for months how I could get across to the more trusting readers and listeners that much of the 'left wing' alternative media is as carefully controlled as the mainstream.... when, lo and behold, bastion of liberal values DailyKos -go and do the job for me THEMSELVES!
Kos has just outed himself as controlled media:
"Today I did something I've never done before (not even during the Fraudster mess), and wish I'd never had to do.Well... How's that for a development!
"I made a mass banning of people perpetuating a series of bizarre, off-the-wall, unsupported and frankly embarassing conspiracy theories.
"I have a high tolerance level for material I deem appropriate for this site, but one thing I REFUSE to allow is bullshit conspiracy theories. You know the ones -- Bush and Blair conspired to bomb London in order to take the heat off their respective political problems. I can't imagine what fucking world these people live in, but it sure ain't the Reality Based Community.
"So I banned these people, and those that have been recommending diaries like it. And I will continue to do so until the purge is complete, and make no mistake -- this is a purge. [Source]
There was quite a reaction [which caused Kos to reinstate some of those banned].
As one Kos member commented:
How is any of this thinking delusional? What's delusional is the unhinged acceptance that the crap we're being as "reality". For Khrist's sake Kos, has the fact that these clowns went to war with Iraq (at a loss so far of over 8000 American soldier and well over 100,000 innocent Iraqis) under the guise of a shitstorm of lies been lost on you?Even more to the point was this comment:
You think that these assholes are too civilized to attack their own allies, just to keep them in the game? The entire "al Qaeda" myth is textbook yellow journalism but you insist that we all close our eyes to that possibility? Whatever Kos, whatever. It's your ball, take it and go home if that's how the game has to be played.
It's funny that KOS is endorsing official conspiracy theories (no evidence to backup any of their claims), but gets angry at people who try to investigate and ask questions. Maybe KOS is a military-trained shill to lead the opposition? Jeff Gannon type poison pill for democrats. What do you think about this conspiracy?Finally, how's this for a comment:
"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."Exactly.
Methinks the NWO know how thin is the ice they are now treading over.
I wonder if this "purge" will afflict other seemingly "left wing" internet forums. Eh?
[See similar trouble at Democratic Underground]
And I am sure you are wondering..... how deep does the rabbit hole go on all this?
How much real media have we got? How much is fake?
Those are good questions.